Christmas Hampers Competition
Our annual Christmas hampers tennis competition last Sunday 6th was a major success and was very well supported by an extremely enthusiastic group of competitors. This was a round robin competition with all the couples divided into two groups.
The winners from group 1, after two hours of competition, were Rose Costello and George Bodor. Group 2 winners were Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Dave Costello. The two duos competed in the final and were cheered on by the other members while enjoying some festive savouries.
The final was a lively and exciting event with short rallies. The sight of the spectators gorging themselves, not to mention the aromas drifting from the clubhouse, was too tempting and very quickly the competing pair were in the clubhouse enjoying themselves.
Rose and George were the winners.
Winter Singles Leagues
The winter leagues will have pride of place among members over the next two months. Players will keep a keen eye on the weather forecasts as they try to complete their five competitive matches.
Ladies Winter League
Group 1: Paula Dowling, Joan Conway, Lisa Brennan, Melanie Samuels, Orla Kinahan, Michele Culligan
Group 2: Jacinta Digby, Ann O’ Sullivan, Anna Walsh, Julie Costello, Gertie O’ Rourke, Aoife Raleigh,
Group 3: Sine Mac Farlane, Mary Jo O’ Farrell, Kathryn Raleigh, Rose Costello, Mary O’ Neill, Olivia Sumner
Men’s Winter League
Group 1: Sean Raftery, Pawel Michalski, Harry O’ Rourke, Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Jeremy Clarke, Luciano Molinari
Group 2: Richard Frank, Martin O’ Rourke, Tim Clarke, Tomasz Koza, George Bodor, David Manser
Group 3: Jamie Waldron, Arek Trzebski, Jimmy Raleigh, Matthew Conway, Evan Conway, Peter Agbanobi,
Group 4: Dave Costello, Pat Conway, Warren Curtin, John Cooney, Kieran Mc Carthy, Julio Loner,
Group 5: Oisin Stronge, David Walsh, Jonathan Crehan, Gary Hurley, Christi Tibuh, Marcus Rose
This year we plan to dine in Hatter’s Restaurant and details are in the clubhouse and on our facebook page and is booked out.
Last Monday Kieran Mc Carthy and Tomasz Koza were the consistent performers outclassing the opposition. Lisa Brennan and Joan Conway were back competing at their very best at last Tuesday’s competition. In the mixed doubles on Thursday Julie Costello and Jonathan Crehan were worthy winners among the duos competing.
The next term of junior coaching has started this week and will run for the next 6 weeks. Coaching is available for children aged 6 - 16 and takes place on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 4pm. You can book a place for your child by contacting Derek on 0851080013.
Clem Higginbotham continues coaching lessons for junior members every Saturday. The lessons begin at 10 for children under 8, at 11 for under 12 and at 12 o’ clock for older children. His contact number is 0864022490.